Siege of Barcelona (1705)
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The Siege of Barcelona took place between 14 September and 19 October 1705 during the War of the Spanish Succession when a multinational Grand Alliance army led by Lord Peterborough, supporting the Habsburg pretender to the Spanish throne, captured the city of Barcelona from its Franco-Spanish Bourbonic defenders.
|Siege of Barcelona|
|Part of War of the Spanish Succession|
Lord Peterborough overseeing the Siege of Barcelona
|Commanders and leaders|
| Lord Peterborough
Philips van Almonde
|Francisco de Velasco|
An attempted landing had been repulsed the previous year at the Battle of Barcelona (1704). Following the city's capture by Peterborough, the French and Spanish launched a concerted attempt to recapture it the following year during the Siege of Barcelona (1706), which failed. The city and entire Catalonia remained in Allied hands until 1714.
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